Issues has responded to the community’s need for in-depth representation of local concerns for almost 30 years, bringing together local leaders and journalists to discuss the important topics facing South Florida. The weekly half-hour public affairs and news program provides the type of extensive and probing analysis that addresses the community’s continuous concerns.
Friday, September 5 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 7 @ 12:00 PM
FIU Expansion Plan Wednesday night, Miami-Dade County Commissioners overwhelmingly backed a referendum that would allow Florida International University to expand its main campus, while relocating the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair at Tamiami Park. If county voters approve this question on the November ballot, FIU, through the state budget, would pay 900 million dollars for the new campus and would also have to finance the youth fair's move.
Guest: Mark B. Rosenberg, Florida International University
Data Breaches From Target, to Home Depot - data breaches are at an all-time high, placing personal information such as your name, email and social security number, at risk. Concerns regarding these types of data breaches prompted the state legislature to pass the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014. What we can do to protect ourselves?
Guest: Luis Salazar, Esq., Salazar Jackson Attorneys at Law
Friday, January 20 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 22 @ 12:30 PM
Scott’s Billion Dollar Education Proposal Governor Rick Scott recently proposed adding one billion dollars for education to this year’s budget, which may come at the expense of state health services. We discuss this and the state of education funding today.
Guest: Ed Moore, Ph.D., Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida
Anti-Piracy Legislation On Wednesday, select websites went dark to call attention against congressional legislation that aims to curb copyright infringement by restricting some online freedoms. We discuss the future of these proposals and the challenge to make content affordable enough that users would pay for it legally.
Guest: Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Real Estate 2012 Outlook Will 2012 be the year housing prices stabilize, sizzle, or sink? Real estate Jack McCabe joins us to share his predictions.
Guest: Jack McCabe, McCabe Research and Consulting
Friday, September 23 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 25 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez City of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez joins us on the program to address what he feels are several misconceptions of the City’s stance on “maquinitas,” the video gaming machines which are blamed for the fallout between Police Chief Miguel Exposito and Mayor Tomas Regalado.
Guest: Francis Suarez, City of Miami Commission, District 4
Online Slurs An Associated Press/MTV poll says that youths today are more accepting of using racial and ethnic slurs online or via texts than in face-to-face conversations. Why are teens and adults so emboldened by the internet?